Animal Science Showcase

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Cargill Atrium and Seminar Room, St. Paul Campus

The Department of Animal Science, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota will host its annual Animal Science Showcase on April 27, 2023. The Animal Science Showcase is an event hosted to celebrate the accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni in the Department of Animal Science. This event is open to alumni, industry partners, students and stakeholders and includes graduate student poster sessions, networking opportunities and recognition of the Golden Alumni Award recipients.

Details for the 2023 Animal Science Showcase on April 27 are listed below. 


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Poster Sessions

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch & Networking Opportunities

1:00 PM: Awards Programming Begins

Location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, Cargill Building, Atrium and Seminar Room

Address: 1500 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

IMPORTANT: Guests of attendees and honorees are welcome to attend, but should register as well to assist with planning for food and other aspects of the event. 

Register for the 2023 AnSci Showcase

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2023 Golden Alumni Award Recipients

Achievement in Industry - Barry Visser

Barry Visser grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Northwest Minnesota.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 1994.  Barry later returned to the University of Minnesota where he obtained his Master's Degree in Dairy Cattle Nutrition in 2003.  For over 20 years Barry has served as a dairy consultant with Vita Plus providing technical support in the areas of nutrition and management throughout Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota and Northwest Iowa.  Barry lives in Hutchinson, Minnesota along with his wife, Shannon, and 3 daughters: Rachel, Kayla and Hannah.  The Visser’s enjoy showing dairy cattle, hunting, camping and other outdoor activities.

Barry Visser

Achievement in Academia - Dr. Terry D. Etherton

Dr. Etherton joined Penn State in 1979. Prior to retiring from Penn State on June 30, 2021, Dr. Etherton was Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition. He served as the Head of the Department of Animal Science at Penn State University from 1998 to 2020. Dr. Etherton received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Illinois in 1971 and was awarded the M.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1974. He received his Ph.D. degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 1978 and was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University from 1978 to 1979.    

He is recognized as a leading authority on agricultural biotechnology and the role the endocrine system plays in the regulation of nutrient metabolism and growth. He has published more than 115 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and presented more than 190 invited seminars. Dr. Etherton has received many awards for his research and leadership including Penn State's highest honor for excellence in research, the University Faculty Scholar Medal in Life and Health Sciences. Dr. Etherton was President of the American Society of Animal Science (2003-2004) and the Federation of Animal Science Societies (2005-2006).

Dr. Terry Etheron

Previous Golden Alumni Award Recipients

2022 Golden Alumni Award Recipient - Doris Mold

2022 Golden Alumni Award Recipient - Gene Rouse

2021 Golden Alumni Award Recipient - Dale Heintz

Dale Heintz

2021 Golden Alumni Award Recipient - Dr. Fred Owens

Fred Owens

2020 Golden Alumni Award Recipient - Dale Miller

Dale Miller

2020 Golden Alumni Award Recipient - Dr. Onnie Byers

Onnie Byers